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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DragonQ, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. DragonQ

    DragonQ Lurker
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    Before I got this phone every review and forum post that mentioned iPlayer said it played flawlessly but for me, this is far from true. I have the latest firmware, latest Flash version and an unrooted phone. This is what I get:

    iPlayer App: Videos stutter all the time, like the phone isn't powerful enough to play the video. Every now and then it'll be smooth for a second or so.

    iPlayer Website via default browser: Videos play great but the audio is out of sync with the video (audio is about a second too late).

    iPlayer Website via Firefox: iPlayer website says my phone isn't compatible.


    What am I doing wrong? There's no problem with the internet connection (100 Mbps down & up; iPlayer works fine on my desktop & laptop all using same WiFi connection) so why can I not get smooth iPlayer playback on my phone? :(
     



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  2. Riche101

    Riche101 Android Enthusiast

    whats your 3G signal like etc, iplayer works fine for me no problems and i don't have super fast wifi have you tried using it outdoors?
     
  3. DragonQ

    DragonQ Lurker
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    I can usually get H or H+ around my university room but the official app and the website (via default browser) only work via WiFi anyway. If I try to play over 3G/H I get "please connect to WiFi to play this video" or similar.
     
  4. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    iPlayer App's not working no my SGS2 or Transformer, I gave up on it weeks ago, I just use the website now which works fine for me.

    ITVPlayer App is just as bad, I miss MyPlayer. :(
     
  5. Riche101

    Riche101 Android Enthusiast


    v strange as mine is fine there may be interference etc if your in university dorms maybe the bandwidth is been eaten up by lots of other users I would say its not a phone issue
     
  6. DragonQ

    DragonQ Lurker
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    I know you quoted Shocky but it sounds like you're talking to me so I'll reply...

    There is nothing wrong with the connection. No-one is here during the summer, these are the speeds I'm getting right now on my desktop:

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    And here's the result for the phone:

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    Since the connection is clearly fast enough and the site also works fine on my desktop and laptop, surely it must be a phone software or hardware issue?
     

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